Make football great again: five cosmetic tips for the beautiful game | Daniel Harris

Not all rule changes lead to a better game, but losing the phrase ‘seenemgiven’ would be no bad thing

Football has many peripheral delights, the post-goal ball-scuffle among them. But the speed with which the game restarts should not affect its outcome, and as such the International Football Association Board was right to identify timekeeping as one area requiring reform, even if its proposal – two 30-minute halves – will only eliminate timewasting, rather than deliver more actual playing time. Anyway, here are five further suggestions to improve things.

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